These are films reviewed on the cult movie podcast Junk Food Dinner ( www.junkfooddinner.com/ ).
She Mates... Then She Terminates
The spirit of an ancient evil queen posesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage.
This is one of those movies that people will describe as "so bad it's good" (surely the Terminator/South Sea Queen of dumb shit to say about a movie), and I get where they're coming from - there's some goofy stuff going on here, with a lot of truly weird performances and creative choices all around, and two leads who fall in love while sharing romantic chemistry roughly equal to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in the original Terminator movie. But don't be fooled: This is a one-of-a-kind blast to the synapses, and one thing I'd forgotten in the three years since I saw it last is how great it looks - atmospherically shot with the kind of literally explosive action that makes you feel happy you're alive. Fuckin' A.
It's impossible to overstate how satisfying this is as an example of trash cinema. Justly revered as an all-time facemelter.
I've written extensively about why I love knock-off movies. The great ones are like great cover songs: they reveal what the essence of the original is, maybe by hyper-focusing on it, maybe by exaggerating it. Then there's the differences: they tell you about who the audiences were and who the filmmakers were.
Lady Terminator is just about the best of them all. Wall to wall entertaining, competently, if not expertly crafted on a technical level, it contains within it some completely recreated moments from James Cameron's The Terminator nestled comfortably between some of the weirdest ideas ever to grace a movie screen (and before you ask, yes, I've seen Eddie Murphy's last several movies). An Indonesian black magic curse wriggles…
A ridiculous Indonesian B-movie rip-off of The Terminator, released by Mondo Macabro. So there's this queen who lives under the sea and is very horny. She fucks with people, then kills them with an eel inside her vagina that bites their cocks off. Until there comes this blond stud who fucks her real good, makes the eel come out and turns it into a dagger. Infuriated, she casts a curse on him, saying that in 100 years she will have her revenge on his great granddaughter. Fast forward 100 years, a student anthropologist studies the legend of this queen. She goes scuba diving to find the queen's castle. She finds it. There, an eel enters her vagina so now she's…
I saw the face of God.
Action on top of action on top of batshit action on top of really bizarre line-readings on top of one of the sexiest screen villains of all time on top of more insane action.
One of those nearly perfect examples of a "Movie Night movie", it's impossible to not enjoy this one.
SAW IT AT TERROR TUESDAY
My favorite bad movie of all time. It has really bad dialogue and special FX. It has one of the most convoluted revenge plots ever. They imitate the plot points of the terminator, but with black magic. This movie also features the great thespian Adam Stardust who has the greatest mullet.
“I'm not a lady, I'm an anthropologist!”
The first part of the best double feature ever.
"I've heard of the ultimate blowjob, but this is too much."
I think there are more bullets fired in this than in any movie I've seen.
"Ass. Cameraman" - indeed.
"Lady Terminator" passes my definitive test of funnybad movies, in that it actually puts in the effort to try to be something great - or, at least, something special. We're first introduced to the (very thin) themes of this film in a dark and stormy castle on an island surrounded by crashing waves, where we witness a seductive woman - the "Queen of the South Sea" - shag, and then kill, multiple men; for what reason, who knows, but in such a mythological mess a motive isn't all that necessary. The last man she calls into her chamber - the 100th, in fact - wises to her tricks, and pulls out before it's too late. This…
Lady Terminator is the kind of movie that you'll randomly come across on a cheap channel, and when I say "cheap", I mean Syfy channel cheap.
I wanna be friends with Snake's hair.
More than 1200 movies of pure 80's horror!
When I created this list, I didn't remember to add the…
Just a list of Asian films I've seen so far. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…